I was fortunate to be asked to moderate a webinar discussion on Zimbra implementations in US universities yesterday. It was fascinating for me to hear the reasons that organizations like Georgia Tech, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Western Illinois University gave for selecting Zimbra.
From the discussion I gleaned a few interesting takeaways:Zimbra adoption is primarily driven by its innovation, not its cost. Zimbra may be atypical here, but it was clear from talking with the participants that while cost was important (Zimbra is dramatically more cost effective than Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, IBM Domino/Lotus Notes), the real driver was Zimbra's innovation. Each participant (as well as several of the audience members, including Carleton College) noted that it was Zimbra's flexibility through Zimlets and its rich AJAX interface, among other things, that drove them to adopt it.… Read more